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Gift Modern on a Budget – Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50

11.03.21 | By
Gift Modern on a Budget – Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50
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Good design doesn’t have to break the bank. So for our latest holiday gift guide, we handpicked the best affordable and design-driven holiday gift ideas that’ll spark joy for everyone on your list, all for under $50. Read on to discover our favorites, and head over to the Design Milk Shop for more holiday gift ideas under $50, here!

Native Union Drop Wireless Charger by Native Union

Native Union Drop Wireless Charger by Native Union

Native Union Drop Wireless Charger by Native Union

This sleek wireless charger by Native Union ensures no one on your holiday shopping list ever has to wake up to a dead phone (or air pods!) battery. Its weighted aluminum base has a cool, modern touch and features a graphic linear textile on the top to add a stylish flair to home or desktop. It’s even available in a soothing sage green colorway.

$49.99

Expanded Bento Box by Takenaka Bentobox

Expanded Bento Box by Takenaka Bentobox

Expanded Bento Box by Takenaka Bentobox

Make lunchtime easy for anyone on your shopping list with the Expanded Bento Box by Takenaka Bentobox. Available in a rainbow of vibrant colorways, this roomy bento box features two food storage compartments and a convenient elastic band to keep your food items snug and secure inside. It even has an airtight seal to prolong your food’s freshness and flavor!

$30

Salt Pond Tray by Space Ctrl Design

Salt Pond Tray by Space Ctrl Design

Salt Pond Tray by Space Ctrl Design

There are endless ways to use the Salt Pond Tray by Space Ctrl Design. Made with small, medium and large compartments – there’s a space for all your essentials, so you can stay organized. The cork construction makes this organization tray unique and brings a natural neutral element to your recipient’s space. Use it for storage on your nightstand or desk, or for organizing supplies for hobbies and projects in progress.

$38

A5 Memobottle by Memobottle

A5 Memobottle by Memobottle

A5 Memobottle by Memobottle

The award-winning memobottle is universally loved for its ergonomic shape and modern design that’s perfect for on the go. About the same size as the A5 international paper size, the A5 Memobottle lives happily in your work bag, tote or backpack and helps curb waste from single-use plastics. Staying hydrated has never looked cooler.

$36

Succulent Swing by Ohio Workshop

Succulent Swing by Ohio Workshop

Succulent Swing by Ohio Workshop

It’s impossible not to smile at this adorable Succulent Swing by Ohio Workshop. Sure, succulents may need less maintenance than other houseplants, but they deserve to have fun, too! This unique planter is a holiday gift that’s sure to spark joy for the plant-lover on your list and bring a playful energy to their space. We love this planter as a cheerful touch to a desk or home office, but this swinging planter plays well in any space in your home.

$35

Oasis 1000 Piece Puzzle by Fits Puzzles

Oasis 1000 Piece Puzzle by Fits Puzzles

Oasis 1000 Piece Puzzle by Fits Puzzles

Treat someone on your holiday shopping list to the gift of a (mental) getaway with the dreamy Oasis Puzzle by Fits Puzzles. This soothing artwork by artist Rhi James promises to be as meditative to put together as it is to stare at once you’ve finished. The lush green hues and contrasting jewel tones bring the tropical outdoors in and will introduce beautiful pops of color to your recipient’s space. Find dozens more fun and unique puzzles to choose from here!

$40

WagWellies by WagWear

WagWellies by WagWear

WagWellies by WagWear

Protect your canine pal’s paws and give your dog-loving friend even more reasons to send you snapshots of their pup this holiday season with these WagWellies by WagWear. These rubber “Wellington” boots for pets are designed to keep your dog’s paws dry and safe from scrapes while on walks. And because getting your dog to wear clothes is always a challenge, the WagWellies feature open-vented slits to make slipping them on easy.

$49

Fruitsuper Sage Bookends – Set of 2 by Post.Script

Fruitsuper Sage Bookends – Set of 2 by Post.Script

Fruitsuper Sage Bookends – Set of 2 by Post.Script

A thoughtful holiday gift for the design-loving book worms in your life, these stylish steel bookends by Post.Script are an easy way to add color and personality to their bookshelf, desk or anywhere they store their books. The sleek, lightweight bookends use contrasting angles to support book stacks of any size and are available in bright yellow and eye-catching coral colorways.

$32

Glam Copper Alarm Clock by cloudnola

Glam Copper Alarm Clock by cloudnola

Glam Copper Alarm Clock by cloudnola

This Copper Clock by cloudnola is a modern update to the traditional alarm clock styles – making it a functional and fashionable piece of modern and metallic decor! The sleek and neutral copper finish will add a dash of glam to your gift recipient’s decor aesthetic, so they can rise early in style!

$32.50

Grande Tote in Bio-knit by Junes

Grande Tote in Bio-knit by Junes

Grande Tote in Bio-knit by Junes

The bigger the bag, the more fun you can have! The Grande Tote by Junes is big enough for all of life’s adventures – trips to the beach, yoga practice, overnight stays, the farmer’s market and so much more – making it the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list. Made from the brand’s innovative and sustainable bio-knit material, this eco-friendly tote helps curb plastic pollution and is 100% machine washable, too.

$46

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Can’t make up your mind? A Design Milk Gift Card is always a good holiday gift idea! Whether you’re shopping for family, friends, coworkers or partners, they’ll love perusing our modern finds and picking out something they truly love.

$25 - 200

>>> For more modern holiday gift ideas under $50, visit the Design Milk Shop here! <<<

Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.